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What will I learn?

From upheavals in the housing market to high bonuses for bankers, from rising taxes to the global credit crisis, economics is no longer a straightforward matter of money and finance. Economics today is a multifaceted discipline with real impact on global politics, law, and society. In the Utrecht University MSc in Multidisciplinary Economics, you will learn to cross the borders of economics into other scientific disciplines – a real strength of the Utrecht University School of Economics (U.S.E.) - in order to provide sound research and applicable solutions to real-world problems, now and in the future.

The two-year Research Master in Multidisciplinary Economics was carefully designed to give you the specialized knowledge and expertise you need for a career in economics. Moreover, the multidisciplinary context will encourage you to look at complex economics issues from different perspectives and help you to apply that knowledge in academia, industry or government.

U.S.E. provides you with a flexible and comprehensive Master’s programme. The curriculum combines compulsory first-year courses, designed to give you a solid foundation in economics, with elective second-year courses that match your personal areas of research interest. In this highly international programme, you will work closely with fellow students on projects, courses, events and research, offering the chance to develop interpersonal and social skills along with practical and academic strengths.

Career Perspectives

The MSc in Multidisciplinary Economics is a comprehensive and versatile degree that will leave you well prepared for a range of different careers. As a Research Master’s degree, it provides good preparation for a PhD; content from the MSc often contributes towards your PhD programme, reducing the time spent in the doctoral programme. In previous years, graduates from this programme have gone on to work on a PhD dissertation at various international universities. This MSc is also a great starting point for a research-oriented career in economics and finance.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
€17,078.00 (13,79,483) per year
Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

Utrecht University

Heidelberglaan 8,

Utrecht Science Park / De Uithof,

Utrecht,

3584, Netherlands

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants will be considered for admission to the Research Master’s programme in Religious Studies if you can demonstrate the following knowledge, insight, and skills: A relevant Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in the humanities or in one of the social sciences; Proven interest in Religious Studies, as evidenced in a minimum of 30 EC in a relevant field at the Bachelor’s level; Knowledge of basic concepts in Religious Studies and insight into relevant methods; A high standard of academic achievement, as evidenced in an overall grade point average and a Bachelor’s thesis grade equaling “good” or better in the applicable national system. (Typically, Dutch grade 7.5; US grade B; ECTS grade C.) English language requirements: ELTS, Academic Module. Minimum score: 6.5 overall band, at least 6 for writing. TOEFL, iBT. Minimum score: 93 with at least 24 reading, 22 listening, 20 speaking, 17 writing (internet-based test), institutional scores are not accepted. Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English, at least a B grade. Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English, at least a C grade.

For international students

A BSc in Economics or in a related field. Applicants with a strong mathematical background are encouraged to apply, although it may be necessary to attend a preparatory course in economics;

A GPA of 3.4 or above (Dutch equivalent: 7.75 on a ten-point scale). Students with a GPA of 3.0-3.4 will also be considered for the MSc in Multidisciplinary Economics if they have a strong background in economics and additional experience in one of the programme’s related disciplines.

A minimum score of 80% on the quantitative section of the GRE General tests (Princeton Graduate Record Exam). Students who will graduate at USE do not need to take the GRE General tests but their results in quantitative courses will be taken into account.

Other English language requirements: Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English, at least a B grade; Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English, at least a C grade.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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